Frequently Asked Questions
How many proposals does Salesforce.org receive each year?
Salesforce.org receives and reviews hundreds of proposals and letters of inquiries each year.
Does Salesforce.org sponsor events?
Salesforce.org generally does not provide event sponsorships, and does not accept unsolicited inquiries related to sponsorships. The limited number of sponsorships we provide are selected carefully based on the organization’s alignment with our programmatic goals.
Does Salesforce.org accept unsolicited proposals?
We primarily accept proposals by invitation only and do not accept unsolicited full proposals.
We do accept unsolicited letters of inquiry, although we are only able to fund a very small portion of these each year. Note that all proposals for our Technology Innovation Program are handled through Force for Change.
How often are unsolicited letters of inquiry reviewed, and when will I hear back?
Salesforce.org reviews all unsolicited letters of inquiry at the beginning of each fiscal quarter, in February, May, August, and November. We will be in touch with you upon review to either request additional information or a full proposal, or to let you know that we are unable to provide support at this time.
Can I speak with a Program Officer or member of Salesforce.org team regarding my letter of inquiry?
Unfortunately, we are unable to meet or take calls with organizations prior to reviewing a completed letter of inquiry. If we determine that we would like additional information or a full proposal, a member of our team will be in touch with you directly.
Can I request feedback on why my inquiry was denied?
When we notify you that your inquiry was denied, we will provide a brief explanation. We are unfortunately not able to provide any additional feedback.
Where does Salesforce.org fund?
Salesforce.org is interested in funding organizations in the areas where we are located. You can review a full list of our global offices to determine where we operate.
Do you provide multi-year funding?
No, we do not commit to funding beyond one year. However, existing grantees are eligible to apply for additional years of funding on an annual basis.